Annapurna Circuit Trek: Our Day-to-Day Itinerary and Expenses

The almost 300-kilometers Annapurna Circuit is challenging but rewarding trek. In 23-days, we trekked all the way from Besi Sahar to Landruck without a guide or porter or any tour agency. On average, we walked about 6-8 hours, crossing 4 different districts namely: Lamjung, Manang, Mustang and Myagdi, and experienced 4 different seasons covering a great sparse of geography. We got to witness people of varying tribes and ethnicity which differ along the trail in every 30km. 

Read More: Everything You Need To Know To Trek Annapurna Circuit Independently

A summary of our day-by-day route: 19 April – 12 May 2018

Besi Sahar – Ngadi – Jagat – Bagarchhap – Chame – Upper Pisang – Manang – Acclimatization in Manang – Seeri Khadka – Tilicho Base Camp – Tilicho Lake – Seeri Khadka – Ledar – Thorong High Camp – Muktinath – Marpha – Kalopani – Tatopani – Ghorepani – one more day in Ghorepani – Gurjung – Dovan – Annapurna Base Camp – Chhomrong – Pokhara

Basically our only expenses in the mountains are accommodation, food and drinking water. Here’s a rough breakdown on how much two of us spent over the 23-days trek:

Accommodation: ~4,000 NPR (US$37)

Food: ~55,670 NPR (US$520)

Drinking Water: ~545 NPR (US$5)

Most of the days, we managed to bargain for free accommodation in exchange for having meals (dinner and breakfast) with the hosts, thus our budget were heavily spent more on food. 

So, let’s get started!

Day 1: Kathmandu – Besi Sahar (820-meters) – Ngadi (890-meters)

We took a 6 a.m bus from Kathmandu’s Gongabu Bus Park to Besi Sahar (350 NPR/person) where the trek officially begins. The bus ride is supposed to be 6-hours but ended up the whole journey became 8-hours. 

We had our first check-in at TIMS check post in Besi Sahar.

Since it was only mid-noon, we decided to start trekking instead of staying at Besi Sahar like most other trekkers. We managed to end our day before sunset after 3.5-hours to Ngadi (12-kilometers).

There is a ACA check post in Simpani.

Expenditures Breakdown:

Accommodation: Hil-ton Guesthouse & Restaurant (Free)

Lunch:

  • Dal Baht: 300 NPR

Dinner:

  • Potato Momo: 250 NPR
  • Egg Fried Rice: 450 NPR
  • Small pot of tea: 240 NPR

Day 2: Ngadi (890-meters) – Bahundanda – Ghermu – Jagat (1,300-meters)

We learned to order breakfast after dinner and gave specific timing for the meal to be served. If not, be prepared to wait about 30-45 minutes as Nepalese prepare their meals from scratch. We started our trek by 8.30 a.m and the weather was fabulous!

It took us 2-hours to walk from Ngadi to Bahundanda (6.2-kilometers). We sweat a lot from climbing up the ridge and stairs ascending to 1,310-meters.

At the last lodge in Ghermu, the rainbow lodge, you got a choice to walk the upper trail (ascending path but beautiful) or lower trail (flat road but dusty) to Jagat. We chose the upper trail (red & white) which took us 3-hours to cover 5-kilometers of road.

Expenditures Breakdown:

Accommodation: Tilicho Guesthouse (Free)

Breakfast:

  • Oat Porridge: 250 NPR
  • Omelette: 250 NPR
  • Big pot of Hot water: 240 NPR
  • 1 x bottle of coke: 150 NPR

Dinner: 

  • Dal Baht: 450 NPR
  • Veg Fried Potato: 350 NPR
  • Small pot of Hot Lemon: 350 NPR

Day 3: Jagat (1,300-meters) – Chamje – Tal – Dharapani – Bagarchhap (2,140-meters)

Today started with a 1.5-hours trek towards Chamje where there is a popular tea house facing the waterfall. There will be an ascend about 130-meters before reaching Chamje village, where you will see a sign leading to Tal.

Tal is 5-kilometers from Chamje which took us about 2.5-hours. Tal is also the first village on the trail where there’s safe water station.

From Tal to Dharapani is about 6.6-kilometers (3.5-hours). There is a check post in Dharapani. We then continued another 3-kilometers and end our day at Bagarchhap.

Expenditures Breakdown:

Accommodation: Eco Holiday (Free)

Breakfast:

  • Apple Porridge: 300 NPR
  • Banana Muesli: 300 NPR
  • Small pot of Hot water: 150 NPR

Lunch:

  • Mushroom Soup: 260 NPR
  • Bottle of Coke: 205 NPR
  • 2 x Safe Water: 80 NPR

Dinner: 

  • Dal Baht: 470 NPR
  • Omelette: 230 NPR
  • Potato Soup: 280 NPR
  • Milk Tea: 80 NPR

Day 4: Bagarchhap (2,140-meters) – Danaqyu – Timang – Thanchowk – Koto – Chame (2,670m-meters)

From Bagarchhap to Danaqyu is a 20-minutes walk (1.7-kilometers), where you can re-fill your bottles at safe water station. After Danaqyu was a 2-hours with 350-meters steep climb to Timang (2,350-meters). 

About 1-hour away (3.4-kilometers) from Timang, we passed by Thanchowk, a charming village where there are two ways to reach Chame: trek trail or road trail. Both path take about the same time of 2-hours.

Chame is a big bazaar compared to other villages. You can stock up snacks and medicines, or get new gears. We stayed at the end of the village opposite the bridge where it’s much quieter. 

Expenditures Breakdown:

Accommodation: New Tibet Hotel & Restaurant (Free)

Breakfast:

  • Apple Porridge: 330 NPR
  • Fried Potato: 300 NPR
  • Hot water x 2: 100 NPR

Lunch:

  • Veg Momo: 350 NPR
  • Bottle of coke: 250 NPR
  • 2 x Safe Water: 90 NPR

Dinner: 

  • Dal Baht: 550 NPR
  • Egg Curry: 450 NPR
  • Hot Lemon x 2: 180 NPR
  • Local Wine: 100 NPR

Day 5: Chame (2,670-meters) – Bhratang – Upper Pisang (3,300-meters)

It was an easy forest trail from Chame to Bhratang (2,800-meters): 6.3-kilometers, 2-hours. 

There’s a choice of taking the upper or lower Pisang trail. Lower runs along the road and is much easier, while upper involves a steep 600-meters gain but is good for acclimating and is the more beautiful trek by far, offering magnificent views of the Annapurna peaks. We stayed at the highest lodge in Upper Pisang.

Expenditures Breakdown:

Accommodation: Himalayan Hotel & Restaurant (Free)

Breakfast:

  • Boiled Potatoes: 300 NPR
  • Muesli with apples & milk: 300 NPR
  • Black Tea: 50 NPR
  • Hot water: 45 NPR

Lunch:

  • Chocolate Donut: 200 NPR
  • Onion Soup: 250 NPR
  • Masala Tea: 200 NPR

Dinner: 

  • Dal Baht: 550 NPR
  • Egg Noodle Soup: 380 NPR
  • Hot Lemon x 2: 180 NPR

Day 6: Upper Pisang (3,300-meters) – Ghyaru – Ngawal – Manang (3,540-meters)

We aimed to cover 20-kilometres today. We decided to go straight to Manang via the villages of Gyaru and Ngawal. It was a continuous ascend till about 3,650-meters, and after Ngawal a slight declination towards Manang.

Ngawal is one of the oldest and the largest villages in the Nyeshyang region. Because of the war-ridden past, the village can be reached only after a steep uphill climb. We stopped here for lunch and contemplating if we still want to continue.

Knowing that from Ngawal to Manang is a relatively flat trail of 9.2-kilometres, we decided to just go for it. It was miserable; we were cold, hungry, tired and the sun was setting earlier than expected.

Expenditures Breakdown:

Accommodation: Hotel Himalayan Singi (Free)

Breakfast:

  • Chocolate Pancake: 350 NPR
  • Pancake with Honey: 350 NPR
  • Small pot of Hot water: 200 NPR

Lunch:

  • Chicken Fried Noodle: 450 NPR
  • Veg Noodle Soup: 380 NPR

Dinner: 

  • Chicken Noodle Soup x 2: 760 NPR
  • Hot Lemon: 90 NPR
  • Apple Tea: 90 NPR

Day 7: Acclimatization in Manang (3,540-meters)

It was a rest day in Manang for us to acclimate to the altitude. This is highly recommended as many people may start to feel the altitude sickness at this point. We slept in, did a short side trek up to Gangapurna Glacier Viewpoint, stock-up some food supplies and had a good meal. If you can afford to spend more time around, there are many beautiful lakes and caves to explore around Manang.

There is a free lecture everyday at 3 p.m at Manang’s clinic conducted by volunteered-doctors from around the globe. This lecture helps you to understand more about altitude sickness; symptoms, how to prevent, and what to do if you have it.

Accommodation: Hotel Himalayan Singi (Free)

Expenditures Breakdown:

Breakfast:

  • French Toast: 290 NPR
  • Cheese Toast: 260 NPR
  • Hot water x 2: 80 NPR

Lunch:

  • Honey Hot Lemon: 120 NPR
  • Seabuckthorn Juice: 120 NPR
  • Tuna Fried Rice: 400 NPR
  • Egg Burger: 550 NPR
  • Rosti: 300 NPR

Dinner: 

  • Chicken Noodle Soup: 380 NPR
  • Minestrone Soup: 370 NPR

Day 8: Manang (3,540-meters) – Gunsang – Sheree Kharka (4,076-meters)

Today was our worst day on trail because we got so lost!

Our planned route was supposed to be Manang – Khangsar – Sheree Kharka – Tilicho Base Camp. But instead, we took a wrong exit at Manang, and went all the way to further Gunsang before realizing we were on wrong trail. If we were to continue this trail, it meant that we have to give up going to Tilicho Lake. Eventually, we made a super steep ascend to be back on track to Sheree Kharka. It took us almost 5-hours on this trail to reach Sheree Kharka, and we decided to call it for the day.

Note: Remember to refill your bottles and register at ACA checkpoint before leaving Manang.

Thinking back, we could have walked back to Manang, stay another night there and start the correct trail to Khangsar the following day.

Expenditures Breakdown:

Accommodation: Hotel Tilicho Peak & Restaurant (Free)

Breakfast:

  • Muesli with Milk: 300 NPR
  • Potato Soup: 300 NPR
  • Small pot of Hot water: 250 NPR

Dinner: 

  • Chicken Noodle Soup: 355 NPR
  • Tomato Noodle Soup: 355 NPR
  • Hot Lemon: 100 NPR

Day 9: Sheree Kharka (4,076-meters) – Tilicho Base Camp (4,150-meters)

Many said this is the most dangerous part due to narrow steep path and common rocks fall/landslide. This is the reason why many trekkers gave Tilicho Lake a miss and continue to Thorong La Pass straight. It is highly recommended to do this trail early morning as chances of rocks falling is higher when the ground got heated up.

We deposited our backpack at the lodge in Sheree Kharka and only brought what is needed for 2 days. You don’t need to carry your full load since you will have to pass by Sheree Kharka on the way back. The trail to Tilicho Base Camp is 4.5-kilometres, took us about 2.5-hours.

Looking back at these photos, I can’t possibly imagine how we managed to cross this trail at that moment.

Expenditures Breakdown:

Accommodation: New Tilicho Base Camp & Restaurant (Free)

Breakfast:

  • Plain Omelette: 295 NPR
  • Fried Rice: 340 NPR
  • Hot water x 2: 100 NPR

Lunch:

  • Fried Rice: 365 NPR
  • Hot Lemon x 2: 220 NPR

Dinner: 

  • Fried Potato: 400 NPR
  • Fried Noodles: 475 NPR
  • Hot Lemon x 2: 220 NPR

Day 10: Tilicho Base Camp (4,150-meters) – Tilicho Lake (4,919-meters) – Sheree Kharka (4,076-meters)

We kicked off before 6 a.m to begin a tough 800-meters ascend. At the altitude of 4,919-meters, we both experienced slight headaches at the lake. We stayed for less than 1-hour before descending back to base camp. We took a light brunch and a short nap, and head back down to Sheree Kharka for overnight.

Ascend to Tilicho Lake: 3.5-hours

Descend to Base Camp: 2-hours

From the blue-roofed houses, you can see the trail that we have to backtrack to Sheree Kharka.

Expenditures Breakdown:

Accommodation: Hotel Tilicho Peak & Restaurant (Free)

Lunch:

  • Fried Potato: 400 NPR
  • Hot Lemon x 2: 220 NPR

Dinner: 

  • French Fries: 420 NPR
  • Veg Soup: 325 NPR
  • Hot Lemon x 2: 220 NPR

Day 11: Sheree Kharka (4,076-meters) – Yak Kharka – Churi Ledar (4,200-meters)

It snowed today!

We descended by the same trail we had ascended on Day 9. It was definitely much more easier and took us only 2-hours to the crossroads where we can continue to Yak Kharka. It was a 2-hours up and down trail towards Yak Kharka followed by a 40-minutes gradual ascend under the snow to Churi Ledar.

If you do not have any problems with altitude related symptoms, we recommend to stay over at Churi Ledar (4,200-meters) as it makes it easier to go on Thorong High Camp (4,850-meters) the next day.

If you starting to feel unwell, stay at Yak Kharka (4,035-meters), and stop again Thorong Phedi (4,450-meters) for another night before heading to Thorong High Camp. 

Expenditures Breakdown:

Accommodation: Hotel Churi Ledar (Free)

Breakfast:

  • Veg Soup: 320 NPR
  • Potato Soup: 300 NPR
  • Hot water x 2: 100 NPR

Lunch:

  • Fried Rice: 300 NPR
  • Potato Soup: 300 NPR

Dinner: 

  • Egg Fried Rice: 370 NPR
  • Veg Soup: 310 NPR
  • Apple Fritters: 390 NPR
  • Hot water x 2: 90 NPR

Day 12: Churi Ledar (4,200-meters) – Thorong Phedi – Thorong High Camp (4,850-meters)

We are getting closer to Thorong-la pass!

From Churi Ledar to Thorong Phedi is not an easy trail. Not only that you have to overcome your body condition with this high altitude, there is a “danger zone” of frequent falling rocks which you need to be cautioned too!

There are two options to cross the river: ascend via the suspension bridge, or continued the main trail to descend till you saw a wooden bridge. The latter option is more dangerous with falling rocks and will end up with a steep climb up the slope.

About 20-minutes after the “landslide zone”, the lodges in Thorong Phedi (4,550-meters) come in view. From Thorong Phedi to Thorong High Camp is 45-degree upwards.

The lodges in High Camp are owned by one landlord, thus there’s no way to get free room here. Behind the lodge is a long steep ridge with an awesome view at the top. 

Expenditures Breakdown:

Accommodation: Thorong High Camp & Restaurant (500 NPR/Room/Night)

Breakfast:

  • Noodle Soup x 2: 640 NPR
  • Hot water x 2: 100 NPR

Lunch:

  • Baked Macaroni Tuna: 740 NPR
  • Hot Lemon: 100 NPR

Dinner: 

  • Margarita Pizza: 630 NPR
  • Potato Soup: 330 NPR

Day 13: Thorong High Camp (4,850-meters) – Thorong-la Pass (5,416-meters) – Muktinath (3,800-meters)

Today is the day!

We only started our trek at 6 a.m. whereas most trekkers probably started as early as 4 a.m., making us the last few to ascend. It took us almost 4-hours to complete this freezing and breathless trail. Along the way, there are only 2 tea houses: one at around 5,000-meters and another one at Thorong-la pass managed by Gurkha. 

Once you hit snowy ground, follow yellow-top poles to be on track.

The descend to Muktinath was long and exhausting. There are no lodges nor tea houses along this route so do back up some snacks for the descend journey. It took us another 3.5-hours before we can finally rest.

Muktinath is a famous pilgrimage site for Buddhists as well as Hindus. To Hindus, it is a sacred place of salvation. They believe that bathing in the waters here guarantees salvation after death. The Vishnu temple is one of the highest temple in the world. It’s a common sight to see Indian families came all the way here to worship.

Expenditures Breakdown:

Accommodation: Dream Home (800 NPR/Room/Night)

Dream Home is the last lodge in Muktinath, across the bus station. It is run by a Kyrgyzstan lady who cooks delicious Russian food!

Dinner: 

  • Golubtsy: 460 NPR
  • Mac & Cheese: 280 NPR
  • 1 pot Hot Lemon: 100 NPR

Day 14: Muktinath (3,800-meters) – Kagbeni – Jomsom – Marpha (2,670-meters)

Our plan for today was to take a bus from Muktinath to Jomsom for overnight. Simple and easy day, so we thought…. 

Unfortunately, of all days, there was a bus strike so no public bus will be running for next few days. Walking from Muktinath to Jomsom is a 18-kilometres on car road.

We walked for about 1-hour+ passed Jharkot and got lucky at Khinga, where we got a ride up till Kagbeni.

From Kagbeni, we walked for another 1-hours+ on dusty road before we got on another ride to Jomsom with an Indian family.

Jomsom was not what we had expected at all, probably because we were here at the wrong season. It was quiet like a ghost town, super windy and super dusty! We can’t really find a proper place to eat as most places were closed due to the strong wind. So, we continue walking to the next village, not knowing what to expect either.

After 2-hours of braving against the strong wind and dust, Marpha is a sanctuary. The moment we entered through the gate, the howling of the wind stopped! We were guessing it probably due to the formation of houses in this village. All houses are painted with bright white color and the lanes are paved with spotless clean stone plates. And it’s a sin not to try apple products while in Marpha!

Expenditures Breakdown:

Accommodation: Paradise Guest House (300 NPR/Room/Night)

Breakfast:

  • Tuna Sandwich: 300 NPR
  • Pancake with Honey: 380 NPR

Lunch:

  • Tomato Egg Sandwich: 325 NPR
  • Apple Juice: 150 NPR
  • Apple Lassi: 200 NPR

Dinner: 

  • Fried Rice: 300 NPR
  • Egg Burger: 400 NPR
  • Apple Juice: 120 NPR
  • Apple Cider: 130 NPR
  • Apricot Brandy: 80 NPR

Day 15: Marpha (2,670-meters) – Sauru – Kalopani (2,480-meters)

Another day of long walk of 20-kilometres! This time we avoided main road and passed through a few beautiful villages along the trail. We followed the trail towards Chokhopani instead of Tukuche.

After Sauru, the trail to Kalopani is not marked with white&red but you can still easily follow the walking path.

Chokhopani – Sauru – Sirkung – Kokhethanti – Kalopani: 5.5-hours

Expenditures Breakdown:

Accommodation: See You Lodge (300 NPR/Room/Night)

Breakfast:

  • Chapati: 70 NPR
  • Onion Omelette: 180 NPR
  • Organic Coffee: 100 NPR
  • Apricot Juice: 100 NPR

Lunch:

  • A bottle of Coke: 160 NPR
  • Meat Momo: 400 NPR
  • Egg Fried Rice: 300 NPR

Dinner: 

  • Veg Noodle Soup: 245 NPR
  • Dal Baht: 475 NPR
  • French Fries: 295 NPR
  • Hot Chocolate: 95 NPR
  • Sea Buckthorn Tea: 80 NPR

Day 16: Kalopani (2,480-meters) – Tatopani (1,220-meters)

It’s a cheat day!

We hired a jeep for 300 NPR per person because all public buses that passed us was FULL. Had a rough roller coaster ride due to the harsh road condition. Under a good road condition, this 23-kilometres journey can be done in less than 1-hour. Because this is in Nepal, the travelling time became 6-hours! If we chose to walk instead, it will take us 8-hours. 

Tatopani is famous for its natural hot spring. A popular place for all trekkers to relax their muscles and proper shower after a long hike.

Expenditures Breakdown:

Accommodation: Namaste Lodge & Restaurant (100 NPR/Room/Night)

Breakfast:

  • Tuna Sandwich: 495 NPR
  • Cheese Egg Rosti: 395 NPR
  • Hot Lemon x 2: 160 NPR

Lunch:

  • Egg Spring Roll: 299 NPR
  • Chicken Butter with Rice: 390 NPR
  • Apple Juice: 170 NPR

Dinner: 

  • Tuna Lasagna: 370 NPR
  • Special Dal Baht: 400 NPR
  • Hot Lemon: 50 NPR
  • Milk Coffee: 95 NPR

Day 17: Tatopani (1,220-meters) – Sikha – Chitre – Ghorepani (2,750-meters)

Back to ascending! 

This part of the trail is sunnier and much more humid, hence more greenery to see. From Chitre (1,542-meters) to Ghorepani (2,750-meters), is a continuously ascend of steps!

Don’t be fooled by the gate outside Ghorepani…….There are more steps to climb before you see the village itself.

Expenditures Breakdown:

Accommodation: Annapurna View Lodge & Restaurant (400 NPR/Room/Night)

Breakfast:

  • Tibetan Bread: 180 NPR
  • Lemon Sugar Pancake: 200 NPR
  • Milk Coffee: 95 NPR
  • Nana Tea: 60 NPR

Lunch:

  • Cold Lemon Squash x 2: 160 NPR
  • Tomato Onion Fried Potato: 380 NPR
  • Egg Fried Rice: 350 NPR

Dinner: 

  • Egg Noodle Soup: 250 NPR
  • Veg Egg Fried Noodle: 430 NPR
  • Hot Lemon x 2: 180 NPR
  • Raksi: 100 NPR

Day 18: Poon Hill Trek

Today is our rest day before heading up to Annapurna Base camp!

Instead of catching sunrise like all other trekkers, we slept in, had breakfast and slowly made our way to Poon Hill. By going later, we skipped paying the entrance and had the whole place by ourselves!

Expenditures Breakdown:

Breakfast:

  • Western Breakfast: 570 NPR
  • Veg Egg Fried Rice: 380 NPR
  • Poon Hill Coffee: 250 NPR
  • Milk Coffee: 120 NPR

Lunch:

  • Potato Soup: 220 NPR
  • Garlic Soup: 220 NPR
  • Tibetan Bread: 200 NPR
  • Black Tea: 60 NPR
  • Hot Lemon: 90 NPR

Dinner: 

  • Potato Soup: 220 NPR
  • Veg Egg Noodle: 430 NPR
  • Mac & Cheese: 450 NPR
  • Chips with Eggs: 400 NPR

Day 19: Ghorepani (2,750-meters) – Tadapani – Chuile – Ghurjung (2,258-meters)

The trek wasn’t hard, just a lot, a lot, a lot of steps. And the last leg is a trail through dense forest.

Expenditures Breakdown:

Accommodation: Ghurjung Lodge & Restaurant (100 NPR/Room/Night)

Breakfast:

  • Tibetan Bread: 200 NPR
  • Fried Potato: 350 NPR
  • Boiled Eggs x 2: 150 NPR
  • Hot Lemon: 90 NPR
  • Black Tea: 60 NPR

Lunch:

  • Noodle Soup: 300 NPR
  • Fried Noodle: 360 NPR
  • Hot Water x 2: 60 NPR

Dinner: 

  • Egg Veg Noodle Soup: 250 NPR
  • Tomato Noodle Soup: 250 NPR
  • Hot Lemon: 80 NPR
  • Hot Chocolate: 90 NPR

Day 20: Ghurjung (2,258-meters) – Chhomrong – Sinuwa – Bamboo – Dovan (2,800-meters)

Annapurna Base Camp (ABC) is one of the most popular trek in the World. Starting from Chhomrong, the trail is pretty much well marked and maintained. There’s only one way to and fro the base camp. Since we had acclimatized from Thorong-la pass and our body condition is doing better , we used 2-days to ascend and 1-day to descend back to Chhomrong. 

After Chhomrong, there are limited lodges in each village all the way to ABC. You may want to get a list of phone numbers from check point in Chhomrong to make reservation in advance especially during the peak season. Also, stock up your snacks at a “wholesale” shop below Chhomrong village. It will save you a lot more than buying from your lodge.

Note: As ABC is a holy sanctuary, carrying meat with you is prohibited. Don’t expect to find meat on the menu as well.

Expenditures Breakdown:

Accommodation: Tip Top Lodge & Restaurant (400 NPR/Room/Night)

There are only 3 lodges in Dovan. On top of paying for the room, there’s additional charge for hot shower (150 NPR), Wifi (300 NPR) and charging gadgets (200 NPR).

Breakfast:

  • Banana Pancake: 280 NPR
  • Gurung Bread with Egg: 380 NPR
  • Milk Coffee: 100 NPR
  • Hot Lemon: 80 NPR

Lunch:

  • Egg Veg Fried Rice: 390 NPR
  • Egg Veg Fried Noodle: 460 NPR
  • Ice Lemon x 2: 200 NPR

Dinner: 

  • Egg Veg Noodle Soup: 370 NPR
  • Egg Veg Fried Rice: 440 NPR
  • Hot Chocolate: 100 NPR
  • Hot Lemon: 90 NPR

Day 21: Dovan (2,800-meters) – Himalaya – Deurali – MBC – ABC (3,700-meters)

The journey up to ABC continues……most trekkers either stopped at Deurali or MBC (Machapuchare Base Camp) for overnight and head up to ABC next morning as a day trip. We strongly encouraged to stay at ABC for stargazing and for the awesome sunrise!

Expenditures Breakdown:

Accommodation: Annapurna Sanctuary Lodge & Restaurant (400 NPR/Room/Night)

Breakfast:

  • Gurung Bread with Cheese: 350 NPR
  • Muesli with Hot Milk: 360 NPR
  • Lemon Tea: 90 NPR
  • Hot Water: 60 NPR

Lunch:

  • Hot Water x 2: 120 NPR
  • Fried Rice: 450 NPR

Dinner: 

  • Cold Lemon x 2: 200 NPR
  • Hot Water x 2: 140 NPR
  • Mac & Cheese: 590 NPR
  • Korean Shin Noodle: 570 NPR

Day 22: ABC (3,700-meters) – Chhomorong (2,170-meters)

From ABC, we trekked the same trail all the way back to Chhomrong! It was a super long day and whereas we are descending, the last part to Chhomrong is basically steps all the way up to another mountain.